Peters: La Grande Soroptimists make our community better

To the Editor:

With the Festival of Trees rapidly approaching, I wanted to take a moment to call attention to what a great contribution Soroptimist International of La Grande makes to our community every year. Not only do they put on a great, family-friendly event, they also raise money to support efforts in the community to help those in need. For many years they have helped support Community Connection of Northeast Oregon with funding to Kids Club.

This year they have also given funding to Northeast Oregon Public Transit (of Community Connection) to help our Rides to Wellness program.

Their efforts in fundraising have gone directly toward delivering Union County residents to medical appointments both inside and outside of Union County that they would not have been able to go to if the program did not exist.

As I am sure many people are aware, accessing medical care in a rural community can be very difficult for reasons that range from financial constraints to the inability to drive oneself.

I believe we are all very lucky that Soroptimist International of La Grande is so generous in financially supporting our community through a wide variety of projects.

Angelic Peters

Northeast Oregon Public Transit